Sunday, 11 December 2016

Day 11 of the Advent Calendar

It's December and you know what that means, Jo's Online Advent Calendar! 
Welcome to Day 11.

This is one I stitched last year, it's the Mill Hill Holiday Stamp. I still can't decide if I'm giving it as a gift or keeping it. I wonder if the postman would like it?!

Jo asked us to show our favourite decoration, family heirloom, something our children made, or one with a special memory.
I've got a hodgepodge!

This is Odie, from Garfield. Even though I'm a cat lover, I just adore this pup! He's been on my tree for quite a while.

This sweet couple will be on our tree 21 years this Christmas.

This nut of a Santa is something my DH made as a child and my mil gave to us. 

This is one I did, probably in my late teens. It came in a kit and there was another one with Santas on it. This is the only one I kept, the rest were all gifts.

Each one of the boys made these adorable ornaments in school. They've made so many, but I really like these.

This is our family heirloom. DH's Nana made this in 1971, and several years ago asked me if I'd like it. Of course! It's even more special since she is no longer with us. We miss you, Nana!

Please go visit Oh Sew Crafty to see another post for the 11th.
Thanks again, Jo, for another fun year. I'm looking forward to opening the rest of the doors!


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. Lovely little stamp stitch.
I knew you'd have some great family ornies in your collection. I love the ones the boys made and Nana's tree too.

Vickie said...

Oh I don't know if I could part with the stamp!! Your heirlooms are fantastic!

Linda said...

Love all of the family ornaments Astrid.


Julie said...

Nana's tree is wonderful, such a precious festive decoration. The little stamp is adorable, not sure I could part with that one, perhaps you could stitch a little envelope to add it to and all put your Christmas wishes into it each year.

Love Spike's first week post, that did make me smile and your cake for the book group did sound tasty.

Ariadne said...

You have some very beautiful ornaments there!I especially liked the tree!AriadnefromGreece!

Bea said...

Your stamp is lovely, I'm not sure I could part with it. And I love your family ornaments! I'm sure the memories, like the objects, are cherished more each year.

Barb said...

You have a wonderful collection of special ornaments!! I love Nana's tree. It reminds me of one my mom did many years ago.

Brigitte said...

Your family ornaments are all so lovely, and meaningful.

Melinda Forbes said...

Where should I start. 21 years wow, congrats - I do love Odie. The tree from you MIL - I had one too, but broke in a move - your picture was a wonderful memory Thanks for sharing

Katie said...

Oh I love your Mill Hill Stamp. I say keep it. It's too beautiful to give away. Love your other beautiful things. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!

Elfie said...

Thank you for sharing your Christmas treasures and their stories. Do keep the Mill Hill stamp - it is so sweet! Merry Christmas!

gracie said...

Love the Mill Hill pieces. That stamp is adorable and the ornaments are terrific.

Justine said...

What a sweet stamp! I'm way behind with opening the doors as you can see. Merry Christmas!

FlashinScissors said...

I love all your ornaments, and it was wonderful to read the stories about them! I especially like the Millhill stamp .... definitely keep it! Your snowman stocking is so cute .... love your nana's tree ..... and you've just reminded me I have a ceramic tree too .... somewhere! Have a Super Christmas!
Barbara x

Kaisievic said...

Such a wonderful collection of family ornaments - they are just great. Merry Christmas to you and your family.